Charles Reed

Obituary of Charles F. Reed

Charles F. Reed ASHTABULA- Charles F. Reed, 81, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2022, and was surrounded in love by his family as went to join his beloved wife, Arlene. The son of Carl and Lucille (Bliss) Reed. Charles was born on November 12, 1940, in Milford Center, Ohio. A proud veteran of the United States Army Charles was honorably discharged in 1965. A man with a great work ethic, Charles was one of the first employees at Rockwell Industries and one of the last three to lock the doors. Not wanting to be retired, he then delivered newspapers for the Star Beacon. June 21, 1963, Arlene Love and Charles Reed were united in marriage and were inseparable until her passing in 2017. Charles and Arlene were married for fifty-four years. The memories created during their marriage were treasures of the heart for Charles. Charles enjoyed a great game of pool and reading. He could be spotted outside mowing the yard and tending his tomato plants. His greatest joy came from being a husband, dad, grandpa and great grandpa. Charles was encouraging but was not afraid to let you know it could have been done better, “if you would have just listened”. He wanted the best for his family, he was proud of their many accomplishments. Charles is survived by his children, Carl (Carol) Reed, Tina (John Hodgkinson) Reed, and Gary (Tina Watson) Reed all of Ashtabula, seven very special grandchildren, Carl, Charles, Kristina, Darayl, Annie, Eric, and DJ; twenty seven beloved great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; sister, Mary Swinning; many loving nieces and nephews and friends. Charles was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Arlene in 2017; great granddaughter Ashlyn Nikole Warner-Reed; siblings, James Reed, Edgar Reed, Annabelle Carrick, Evelyn Reed, Pauline Reed in infancy and his parents. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 4, 2022, at 1:30PM at Zaback Williams Ducro Funeral home, 500 West Prospect Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio. Reverend Thomas McCain officiating. Burial at Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville, Ohio. Military Honors provided by Dewey-Howlett Post #103, American Legion. Calling hours from 11:00AM until 1:30PM until time of service at the Funeral Home. Please consider sending donations in Charles’ name to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio, 44004. Zaback Williams Ducro Home, 500 West Prospect Road Ashtabula, Ohio 44004 is assisting the family. www.ducro.com
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Monday
4
April

Visitation

11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Monday, April 4, 2022
Zaback Williams Ducro Funeral Home
500 West Prospect
Ashtabula, Ohio, United States
Monday
4
April

Funeral Services

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday, April 4, 2022
Zaback Williams Ducro Funeral Home
500 West Prospect
Ashtabula, Ohio, United States
Monday
4
April

Burial

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday, April 4, 2022
Greenlawn Memory Gardens Mausoleom Chapel
3140 East Center Street
North Kingsville, Ohio, United States
Monday
4
April

Military Honors

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday, April 4, 2022
Greenlawn Memory Gardens Mausoleom Chapel
3140 East Center Street
North Kingsville, Ohio, United States
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